FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Lewis A. Carneal, former adjunct professor and associate director of development at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s extension center in San Antonio, Texas, died at the age of 70, Aug. 10.
Born to Christian parents on Oct. 21, 1940, Carneal professed faith in Christ at the age of 30 and surrendered to the ministry eight years later. Answering God’s call, he served as an evangelist and later as the senior pastor for Lakeside Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Texas, and then as pastor at Harmony Baptist Church in San Antonio.
Testifying to his passion for reaching the world with the Gospel, Carneal once wrote, “I believe evangelism and missions are the two legs the Church of Jesus Christ walks upon. I am committed to personal soul-winning and teaching others the value of seeing, ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.’”
In 1987, Carneal earned an Associate of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary, after which he earned several graduate and postgraduate degrees from Southwest Bible College and Seminary in Gainesville, Ga.
Carneal is survived by his wife, Alice. Prior to his passing, Carneal and his wife moved to Nashville, Tenn., to be closer to family. His funeral is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12, at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, 9090 Hwy 100 Nashville, TN 37221.